ETSU women's golf hoping to make history at SoCon Championships
Freshman Maria Ringdahl is currently ranked third in the SoCon in stroke average.
Freshman Maria Ringdahl is currently ranked third in the SoCon in stroke average.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

            GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 21, 2005) - The East Tennessee State University women's golf team will be trying to make history in its final trip to the Southern Conference Championships, which start Friday with first round play at the Furman University Golf Course. The three-day event will continue with the second round on Saturday and final round on Sunday.

 

            The Lady Bucs have never won a SoCon title in the program's 12 years of existence, but with two regular season tournament championships already this season, the team enters this event with a high level of confidence.

 

            "We have a team that is capable of winning this event, and that has been our goal as a program," said head coach Stefanie Reynolds, who is in her third season at ETSU. "Our team has gained confidence playing a tough schedule this season against highly-ranked competition, so we feel prepared for this tournament."

 

            In junior Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) and freshman Maria Ringdahl (Oland, Sweden), the Lady Bucs boast two of the most talented players in the SoCon. Barton currently ranks second in the league with a 76.25 stroke average, while Ringdahl is third with a 76.40 stroke average. In addition, senior Danielle O'Reilly (Whistler, British Columbia), and freshmen Natalia Giraldo (Cali, Colombia) and Cindy Phillips (Johnson City, Tenn.), have the potential to post quality scores and power the Lady Bucs to victory this weekend.

 

            Fans can keep up with live results from the three-day tournament by visiting Golfstat.com, or visit ETSUBucs.com each evening for a complete wrap-up of the day's play.

Southern Conference Championships
Furman University Golf Course - Greenville, S.C.
Par 72; Yardage: 5984; Friday - First Round
Team Results
1. Furman 298 +10
2. ETSU 307 +19
3. Elon 308 +20
4. Charleston 312 +24
5. UNC-Greensboro 322 +34
6. Western Carolina 323 +35
7. Wofford 330 +42
8. Appalachian State 334 +46
9. The Citadel 343 +55
Individual Results
1. Jenny Suh, Furman 68 -4
2. Ashley Barton, ETSU 73 +1
3. Sarah Sturm, Furman 75 +3
T4. Morgan Olds, Elon 76 +4
Krista Bulow, Elon 76 +4
ETSU Results
2. Ashley Barton 73
T6. Natalia Giraldo 77
T12. Cindy Phillips 78
T15. Maria Ringdahl 79
T15. Danielle O'Reilly 79
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